HAMPDEN – Gregory A. Bacon, 78, husband of Jean (Flood) Bacon died January 21, 2014 at a Bangor hospital surrounded by his family. Greg was born in Grand Lake Stream June 16, 1935, the son of Timothy A. and Freida (Annis) Bacon.
Greg was a 1953 graduate of Lee Academy. He then entered the U.S. Navy where he attended radio school aboard the USS Iowa in Newfoundland and later aboard the USS Chadron and lastly aboard the USS Shasta 1957. Upon returning from his military service he worked for Grants Dairy. On January 11, 1958, Greg married Jean Flood. From 1959 to 1981, he worked for Fox & Ginn, and later worked for 13 years on out of town deliveries, hauling fuel, long haul trucking, and lastly for Yellow Fright before retirement in 1988. During retirement he and Jean traveled in several 5th wheel campers and motor homes seeing all 50 states from Canada to Mexico. Greg was a 50 year member of the Lewis Island Lodge #138 A.F. & A.M. of Princeton, Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Bangor, and a member of Star in the East Chapter #17 O.E.S. of Hampden. Greg was a previous member of Anah Shrine of Bangor. Greg will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend.
Greg is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Jean; two children, Bonnie Biddle and husband, Stephen III of New Hampshire, and Jeffrey A. Bacon and wife, Trudy of Hampden; grandchildren, Nathan Bacon and wife Melissa of Hampden, Elizabeth Biddle of New Hampshire, and Stephen “Spike” Biddle, IV of Portland; two great-grandchildren, Wyatt A. and Charlotte Jo of Hampden, and several cousins.
In keeping with Greg’s wishes there will be no formal funeral services. A graveside service for family and friends will be held in the spring at Grand Lake Stream Cemetery at a date and time to be announced. Messages of condolence and memories may be shared through www.hampdengilpatrick.com.